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    John C. Frémont Autograph Letter Signed "J. C. Frémont." One page, 5" x 8", New York, November 29, 1865. Marked "Private," Frémont writes to Colonel John Fiola, in full: "Will you refer to your maps & note and send me immediately your opinion as to the best probable line by which to connect the end of the S. W. Branch most directly with the Canadian? I wish to use them in a Congressional Bill for extending the S. W. Branch to the Pacific via the Canadian." Frémont bought the faltering Pacific Railroad company in February, 1866, and reorganized it into the Southwest Pacific Railroad by August of that year. By June, 1867, however, he defaulted on the second payment and the SPR was repossessed. Lightly toned along the edges.

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